Bordered by the Harlem River and Yankee Stadium, this neighborhood that’s extremely close to Manhattan (and only spans a square mile) is preparing for greatness. If you’re looking for a place to live, the timing is perfect for High Bridge.Find High Bridge apartments
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High Bridge takes its name from a pedestrian crossing into Manhattan, opened in 1842 but closed in the 1970s. With $62 million of renovations, the restored High Bridge opens again in 2014, providing a vital link between Bronx and Manhattan. That means super-quick commute times between the two boroughs. Renters and visitors alike are already pouring in to discover the neighborhood’s magic.
On the Bronx side, the bridge takes you into the 130-acre Highbridge Park, with views of spectacular cliffs and one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the city. Nearby Macombs Dam Park and John Mullaly Park are popular for relaxing on the grass or playing games with family and friends, and a brand new greenway along the banks of the Harlem River will open with the High Bridge next year.
If you’re a baseball fan, you can’t get much bigger and better than the new Yankee Stadium, opened in 2009. If you’re more into books than baseball, the High Bridge Branch of the New York Public Library reopened after an expensive renovation. The library contains 34,000 books for adults and kids. High Bridge contains many stately apartment buildings from the 1920s and ’30s, alongside a collection of beautiful Victorian-era homes. If you want space in your living room, High Bridge is the place for you. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfares are Ogden Avenue and Jerome Avenue, offering the best Dominican food in the Bronx.
When the High Bridge reopens, residents and visitors will be able to walk into Upper Manhattan. But if you still prefer the subway, take the B, D and 4 trains and reach midtown Manhattan in less than 25 minutes. Local and express buses take you throughout the boroughs.